1900 May Footnotes

[1] These celebrations, filmed passing the gates of Buckingham Palace in May 1900, are perhaps a little premature – the Boer War was far from won. But this high-angle footage of a large parade of the ‘Heroes of Ladysmith’ demonstrates the public appetite for good news from South Africa.

[2]  Philip Wilson Steer OM was a British painter of landscapes, seascapes plus portraits and figure studies. He was also an influential art teacher.

[3] Baden-Baden is a spa town in southwestern Germany’s Black Forest, near the border with France.


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